From the early days, Electrostatics has always been a truly international conference. Even in 1953 and 1967, when travel was not so easy, there were participants from Canada, France, Germany, Japan and USA. By 1971 at the third conference, there were also participants from Austria, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Today, international participation is wider than ever, as is the range of subjects that are encompassed within the conference. The conference series was started with a desire to understand the fundamentals of electrostatic charging, and to explain and control electrostatic phenomena found in industry. There is still much research in these areas, which always form a welcome part of the conference. Electrostatic phenomena in our environment and in environments beyond our planet are the subjects of fascinating and globally important research. The application of electrostatics in the development of new materials and new methods of fabrication is equally exciting. So too are the many applications in biology and medicine, environmental and agricultural protection and energy generation.
Electrostatics 2019 will provide the perfect forum for scientists and engineers from around the world to meet and discuss advances in all these areas. Whether professor or student, industry leader or factory engineer, Electrostatics 2019 warmly welcomes all.
• Atmospheric electricity
• Biological applications
• Electrostatics in combustion
• Electrostatic effects in drug delivery
• Electrostatic microencapsulation
• Electrostatic precipitation
• Electrowetting-based microfluidics
• Energy generation/harvesting/storage
• Environmental electrostatics
• Health effects
• History of electrostatics
• Ionisation and charge control
• Moving webs and belts
• Nanoparticle orientation
• Numerical modelling
• Nonthermal plasmas
• Particle control and transport
• Planetary & exoplanetary electrostatics
• Safety and hazards
• Teaching electrostatics